19.02.2010

Visit of Greek Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou to Moscow

Head of the Greek government formed in October 2009, Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou who, at the request of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, paid his first working visit to Moscow on February 15-16, 2010, was accommodated in the presidential suite of the PRESIDENT HOTEL.

The spacious five-room Presidential suite (180 square meters) is located on the 12th floor of the Hotel and provides a bird’s eye breath-taking view of the city center, monument to Peter the Great, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, domes of the  Kremlin, picturesque bank of the Moskva River. The Suite has a dining room, sitting room, study, two bedrooms and  two bathrooms. All rooms are decorated to meet the requirements of the high level style, provided with modern furniture and technical equipment.

Greek Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou was received by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The agenda of the meeting was focused on development of the economic, cultural and educational cooperation between the two countries, Russia’s relations with EU and NATO, development of a new European Security Treaty. Georgios Papandreou and Dmitry Medvedev expressed the hope that bilateral cooperation of the countries will deepen.

George Papandreou also met with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. During their meeting heads of the states concentrated their attention on joint oil and gas pipeline projects, such as the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline and the trans-Balkan oil pipeline Burgas Alexandroupolis. They agreed that Greek economy may get a boost from such projects.

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